Synopsis: Our two-day Athletic Field Maintenance & Construction course presents an excellent learning and networking opportunity for all types of professionals who are involved in the maintenance and construction of athletic fields.
Start Time: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:30 AM
End Time: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:00 PM
Location: Cook Student Center Csc
Address: 59 Biel Road
Campus: George H. Cook
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Workshop, Course
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Contact Name: Joe Canzano
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (848) 932-7317
Additional Information:

As a professional involved in the maintenance and/or construction of athletic fields, your job is to ensure that all of the fields in your care drain well, hold up to their intended use, are aesthetically pleasing, and, above all, provide safe and optimal playing conditions. Very often the difference between a good sports field and a great sports field is not spending more time on maintenance, but getting the most out of the time you spend. By participating in this training, you can make sure that you're working smarter, not harder, and utilizing your time and resources in the most efficient and effective way.

Topics covered in the Athletic Field Maintenance & Construction class include:

  • Building a field with proper drainage
  • How the physical and chemical properties of soil affect athletic field construction, establishment, and management
  • Design, operation, and maintenance of sports field irrigation systems, as well as dealing with irrigation issues
  • Choosing the best turfgrass for athletic fields
  • Maintenance procedures for natural and synthetic turf fields
  • Dealing with soil compaction
  • Pesticide application
  • Weed control for athletic fields
  • Turfgrass disease management for athletic fields
  • Controlling insect problems on sports fields
  • Renovation and repair of existing athletic fields
  • Infield maintenance procedures
  • Risk management and sports field safety/legal issues
  • Budgeting as an essential component of managing sports fields
Target Audience: Alumni,  General Public